12 Days Western Ono Valley Tour

Tour Highlights

Day 1 - Arrival at Addis Ababa

Upon arrival be meet and transfer to hotel. If it is day time have city tour of Addis Ababa. Overnight Adot-Tina Hotel

Day 2 - Addis Ababa - Jimma

After arrival in the airport be meet by Off-Road Ethiopia Tour staff and head to Jimma. En route visit the Gurage people, who have culture of eating false Banana at the town of Welkite and admire the Ghibe gorge. Dinner and overnight Central Jimma Hotel.

Day 3 - Jimma - Tepi

Drive from Jimma to Tepi. Overnight coffee plantation guest house

Day 4 - Tepi - Tum

Drive the scenic, green road to Tum, the settlement for the Dizi people. Overnight camping

Day 5 - Tum - Tulgit

Drive the scenic, green road to Tulgit, the first settlement for the Surma people; a clan of the Mursi, sharing the basic lip-plating and stick fighting cultures in common. Overnight camping.

Day 6 - Tulgit - Kibish

After taking a visit to the near by village of the Surma people head to Kibish, another settlement for the Surma people. Per the agreement of the clients it is optional to arrange stick fighting activity or attend one which is already there. Over night camping

Day 7 - Kibish - Tum

Head back to Tum, a settlement for the Dizi people. Overnight camping

Day 8 - Tum - Bebeka

Drive back to Mizan Teferi. En route admire the scenery. Overnight Aden Hotel

Day 9 - Bebeka - Bonga

Drive to Bonga. Up on arrival visit the water falls and the big jungle in the small town of Bonga. Over night Hotel

Day 10 - Bonga - Jimma

In the morning drive to Mankira, the original place where coffee was found for the first time and drive back to Jimma. Visit the museum. O/n Central Jimma Hotel

Day 11 - Jimma - Weliso

After break fast in the hotel, head to Abaa Jiffar palace to see the former palace complex of the Kaffa king and drive back to Weliso. En route visit the Ghibe gorge and the typical Gurage house in the small commercial town of Welkite. Overnight Ethiopia Hotel

Day 12 - Weliso - Wenchi - Addis Ababa

After some time in the hot spring of Weliso head to Wenchi Crater Lake to visit the picturesque lake scenery and the ancient Monastery of Cherkos on a boat ride and back to Addis Ababa. In the afternoon time of shopping and free time and in the evening transfer to the airport for a final departure back home.

 

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Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival at Addis Ababa

Upon arrival be meet and transfer to hotel. If it is day time have city tour of Addis Ababa. Overnight Adot-Tina Hotel

Day 2 - Addis Ababa - Jimma

After arrival in the airport be meet by Off-Road Ethiopia Tour staff and head to Jimma. En route visit the Gurage people, who have culture of eating false Banana at the town of Welkite and admire the Ghibe gorge. Dinner and overnight Central Jimma Hotel.

Day 3 - Jimma - Tepi

Drive from Jimma to Tepi. Overnight coffee plantation guest house

Day 4 - Tepi - Tum

Drive the scenic, green road to Tum, the settlement for the Dizi people. Overnight camping

Day 5 - Tum - Tulgit

Drive the scenic, green road to Tulgit, the first settlement for the Surma people; a clan of the Mursi, sharing the basic lip-plating and stick fighting cultures in common. Overnight camping.

Day 6 - Tulgit - Kibish

After taking a visit to the near by village of the Surma people head to Kibish, another settlement for the Surma people. Per the agreement of the clients it is optional to arrange stick fighting activity or attend one which is already there. Over night camping

Day 7 - Kibish - Tum

Head back to Tum, a settlement for the Dizi people. Overnight camping

Day 8 - Tum - Bebeka

Drive back to Mizan Teferi. En route admire the scenery. Overnight Aden Hotel

Day 9 - Bebeka - Bonga

Drive to Bonga. Up on arrival visit the water falls and the big jungle in the small town of Bonga. Over night Hotel

Day 10 - Bonga - Jimma

In the morning drive to Mankira, the original place where coffee was found for the first time and drive back to Jimma. Visit the museum. O/n Central Jimma Hotel

Day 11 - Jimma - Weliso

After break fast in the hotel, head to Abaa Jiffar palace to see the former palace complex of the Kaffa king and drive back to Weliso. En route visit the Ghibe gorge and the typical Gurage house in the small commercial town of Welkite. Overnight Ethiopia Hotel

Day 12 - Weliso - Wenchi - Addis Ababa

After some time in the hot spring of Weliso head to Wenchi Crater Lake to visit the picturesque lake scenery and the ancient Monastery of Cherkos on a boat ride and back to Addis Ababa. In the afternoon time of shopping and free time and in the evening transfer to the airport for a final departure back home.